State Sen. Gene Yaw of R-Loyalsock Township announced Thursday that Lycoming County and three other counties are receiving nearly $1.2 million in recreation and conservation grants from the Department of Conservation and state natural resources.
“This funding will prove critical to enhancing our recreation opportunities and conservation goals here in the 23rd Senate District,” Yaw said, according to the press release. “Our natural landscapes attract visitors from all over and this investment in our communities will pay dividends for years to come. »
The former Township of Lycoming will receive $107,100 to develop Lycoming Creek, including the rehabilitation of approximately 2.12 miles of trail between Highway 15 and Lycoming Creek Road. Trout Run Park in Lewis Township will receive $70,000 for a pedestrian walkway, pavilion and other improvements, according to the news release.
Williamsport will receive $70,000 to prepare a comprehensive recreation, park, greenspace and green infrastructure plan, while Montoursville will receive $69,600 to rehabilitate and expand Indian Park, including the installation of play equipment with the required safety coatings and other improvements.
Lycoming Biology Field Station will receive $59,200 to construct approximately 16 acres of riparian forest buffers along Loyalsock Creek in the Susquehanna River watershed and Chesapeake Conservancy Inc. will receive $79,900 to prepare watershed conservation plans for three waterways, including Pine Run in Lycoming County.
Other projects include walkways and improvements to War Memorial Park in Canton, improvements to Kidsburg Park and Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg, and a feasibility study for work on the Mifflinburg Community Pool.
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has distributed $90 million to more than 330 projects statewide to create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and revitalize communities, according to the release. hurry.